WSYo AUDITION INFORMATION

AUDITION SCHEDULE -  Auditions for next season will be on June 28 and 29 at the Capitol Theatre. An audition schedule was sent by email on May 25; please email Peter Wiebe if you did not receive this, or if you would like to audition. Mr. Wiebe can also send you the music by email.  If anyone will be out of town during those dates, Mr. Wiebe can find an earlier date for you. UPDATE - most instruments excerpts are now listed below.

 

For anyone who makes it into the orchestra but cannot afford the entrance fee, there are two scholarship availabe. Contact Peter Wiebe for information.

 

AUDITION EXCERPTS - see below.

 

General audition information: We are looking for strings, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, french horns, trumpets, trombones, tuba and percussion. It is strongly encouraged that all audition candidates be taking private lessons. Saxophones may also be considered to cover missing parts in the orchestra; anyone interested, or having any questions, can contact Peter Wiebe.

 

Notes on audition prep - see below.

 

WSYO AUDITION excerpts

Excerpts for the 2017-18 audition will be from are from Beethoven's 8th symphony, movements 1+2, and Three Dances from Nell Gwynn Suite by Edward German. At this time, exact excerpts have not yet been chosen. Once chosen, click on your instrument below to see the excerpts required from these two pieces.

 

First Violin

Flute

French Horn

Percussion

Second Violin

Oboe

Trumpet

Harp

Viola

Clarinet

Trombone

 

Cello

Bassoon/Saxophone

Tuba

 

Bass

 

 

 

 

Woodwinds

Flute
Beethoven Symphony No. 8

1st movement: 1) m. 45-82, 2) m. 153-168
2nd movement: 3) m. 32-40

Nell Gwynn Suite
1st movement: 1) 8 measures before A to 4 measures before B (top line) 2) 4th measure of C to D
 

Oboe
Beethoven Symphony No. 8

1st movement: 1) m. 45-82, 2) m. 147-163
2nd movement: 3) m. 26-33

Nell Gwynn Suite
1st movement: 1) 9th measure of A to 4 measures before C
 

Clarinet
Beethoven Symphony No. 8

1st movement: 1) m. 70-96, 2) m. 151-168
2nd movement: 3) m. 27-40 (first note)

Nell Gwynn Suite
1st movement: 1) 8 measures before A to 8th measure of A (top line), 2) 12th measure of C to 8 measures before D

Bass Clarinet
Beethoven Symphony No. 8

1st movement: 1) m. 91-100, 2) m. 145-169, m. 189-206

 

 

Bassoon/ Saxophone
Beethoven Symphony No. 8
1st movement:
2nd
 movement: 

Nell Gwynn Suite
 

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Brass

French Horn
Beethoven Symphony No. 8
1st movement: 1) m. 1-12, 2) m. 92-104, 3) m. 282-293
2nd movement: 4) m. m. 63-67 (first note)

Nell Gwynn Suite
1st movement: 1) 9th measure of A to 4th measure of C (either top or bottom)
3rd movement: 2) 8th measure of B to 17th measure of B (either top or bottom)

 

Trumpet
Beethoven Symphony No. 8

1st movement: 1) m. 158-168, 2) m. 341-358

Nell Gwynn Suite
1st movement: 1) one measure before D to 3rd measure of E (top line)
3rd movement: 2) 2 measures before D to 4 measures before E (either top or bottom)

 

Trombone

Nell Gwynn Suite
1st movement: 1) 1st trombone part: A to 7th measure of D (top line - note, this is in alto clef - middle C is the middle line of the staff),
2) 3rd trombone part: one measure before D to the 7th measure of D 

3rd movement: 1st trombone part: 3) D to F

Tuba

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Percussion

Percussion/Timpani
Beethoven Symphony No. 8

1st movement: 1) m. 1-32, 2) m. 70-82, 3) m. 217-229

Nell Gwynn Suite
1st movement: 1) Snare Drum, 13th measure of C to E (skip repeat)
 

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Strings

First Violin
Beethoven Symphony No. 8

1st movement: 1) m. 37-72, 2) m. 156-177,
2nd movement: 3) m. 57-67

Nell Gwynn Suite
1st movement: 1) Moderato on page 1 to A, 2) C to D

 

Second Violin
Beethoven Symphony No. 8

1st movement: 1) m. 70-92, 2) m. 151-169
2nd movement: 3) m. 53-69

Nell Gwynn Suite
1st movement: 1) D to 8th measure of D

 

Viola
Beethoven Symphony No. 8

1st movement: 1) m. 53-72, 2) m. 234-243, 3) m. 309-322
2nd movement: 4) m. 26-34

Nell Gwynn Suite
1st movement: 1) A to B

 

Cello
Beethoven Symphony No. 8

1st movement: 1) m. 79-100, 2) m. 142-164, 3) m. 206-217
2nd movement: 4) m. 23-32

Nell Gwynn Suite
3rd movement: 1) D to E


Bass
Beethoven Symphony No. 8

1st movement: 1) m. 52-72, 2) m. 140-197. 3) m. 311-321
2nd movement: 4) m. 23-29

Nell Gwynn Suite
1st movement: 1) A to B

Harp

 

 

A few notes on audition prep: 
1) Students that get help from their private teachers do much better at auditions. 
2) Students who listen repeatedly to the piece, with their music in front of them, do much better.
3) Use lots of bow/air and steady bowspeed/airspeed. Good posture helps with this!
4) Tuning is very important, and correct accidentals please! 
5) If you can't play something up so speed, better to play 20% (or more) slower, but in a clean and organized fashion - no rushing, and good sound. 
6) Make sure your rhythm is solid in the "easy passages" - and count rests and ties properly.